Sweden (i/ˈswiːdən/SWEE-dən; Swedish:Sverige[ˈsvæːrjə]listen), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860sqmi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.8 million. Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sqmi), with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia.
Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, beginning with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union.
The name of Sweden (Swedish Sverige[ˈsvær.jə]listen) is ultimately derived from the ethnonym of the Swedes.
The English name was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland.
The Old English name of Sweden was Sweoland or Sweorice, land or realm of the Sweonas, The Germanic tribes of the Sviar (Old NorseSvíþjóð). The name of the Sviar itself is derived from a Proto-Norse*Swihoniz, presumably a self-designation containing the Germanic reflexive *swe- "one's own, self".
The modern English name Sweden is exceptional in being loaned from Dutch. Before the gradual introduction of Sweden in the 17th century, English used Swedeland.
It is based on Middle DutchZweden, the Dutch name of Sweden, and in origin the dative plural of Zwede "Swede".
It has been in use in English from about 1600, first recorded in Scottish Swethin, Swadne.
Country names based on a dative plural in -n became productive in German and Dutch in the 15th century; compare German Italien "Italy", Spanien "Spain", Rumänien "Romania", Ungarn "Hungary".
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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), which tracks the electricity consumption of Bitcoin (BTC) mining, added the sources of energy in a major update on Sept ... But in Sweden, which only accounts for a minuscule share of Bitcoin mining, 98% of electricity is generated from renewable resources.
reported assay results for five drill holes (GRU22-001 to -005) from the Spring-Summer 2022 drill program at the 100%-owned polymetallic Gruvberget Property located in the Bergslagen Mining District, approximately a 3-hour drive northwest of Stockholm, south-central Sweden.
Left-leaningSweden has just had an historic election which saw a coalition of right-wing parties beat the opposition, but by only one or two percentage points ... ******** What Does The Right’s Historic Victory In Sweden MeanFor Europe? ... In many ways, Sweden is one of the main canaries in the coal mine in Western Europe.
The ethereum merge puts more pressure on these investors to use their financial clout for the climate and to help local communities suffering from bitcoin mining operations.” ... “Bitcoin’s annual electricity consumption has already at times exceeded that of entire countries like Sweden, Poland, or Malaysia.
Wenco International Mining SystemsLtd ... “We are excited to add Wenco to our Mining offering and look forward to bring more valuable solutions to our customers,” says Janne Wartiovaara ...Rotator is now in discussions with mines across Finland and Sweden on how they can advance their digital transformation with Wenco’s solutions.
This record revealed that its generated income exceeds that of Bitcoin mining. HIVE blockchain, a cryptocurrency miner, is currently looking to replace ETH mining with other digital assets ... The Sweden-based Boden facility of the company’s ETH mining sites is currently one of the largest in the world, the company added.
The church was founded in 1872 by about 20 immigrants from Hoganas, a fishing and coal mining village in northwestern Sweden. They found work in the area’s many coal mines, according to church history. The new congregation was known as the Swedish Evangelical Westby Church because most of the people came from the Westby Parish in Sweden.
Canada-based crypto firm, Hive has been exploring options to replace Ethereum mining operations with other tokens ... In the update, the firm describes its mining facility in Sweden as the biggest Ethereum minimum hub in the world. The mining outlet in Sweden, Identified as Boden, runs on a power cost of $0.03 per Kilowatt hour.
... and "swamp" other coins, raising mining difficulty and decreasing profitability ... White RockManagement is a digital asset technology business with headquarters in Switzerland that mines cryptocurrency using data centres in Texas and Sweden, as reported by Cointelegraph.
A party official’s invite to celebrate Germany’s invasion of Poland is a reminder of the SwedenDemocrats’ facist roots. Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Åkesson... Derek Scally in Falun, Sweden ... A stage is being erected by the populist Sweden Democrats (SD) for the imminent arrival of party leader, Jimmie Åkesson.
went public in 2017 as the first cryptocurrency mining company with a green energy and ESG strategy ...HIVE owns state-of-the-art, green energy-powered data centre facilities in Canada, Sweden, and Iceland, where we endeavour to source only green energy to mine on the cloud and generate rewards of both Ethereum and Bitcoin.